Monday, December 13, 2010
December 6, 2010
This week was awesome. Monday night, Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two biggest and best "soccer" clubs in Spain played each other. Although Elder Han and I did not watch it, we heard it, and heard about it this whole week. We were walking home from an appointment when the game was on and all of the bars were filled with people. When Barcelona scored we heard everyone cheering. It was pretty cool. Barcelona ended up winning 5-0. It was crazy.
Tuesday we had a great Family Home Evening with a family. We felt the Spirit and enjoyed each other's company. We are going there tonight and Elder Han and I are going to make some good ole fashion chocolate chip cookies. Well, kind of. They don't have chocolate chips here, so we buy a bar of chocolate and break it up into little pieces and put it in the dough. It works.
On Wednesday we went to our Ward Mission Leader´s barber shop and he cut our hair before we went to his house for lunch. His wife is an amazing cook and we enjoyed the food a lot. When we were there, their son turned on the show "Extreme Home Makeover," and we saw the end, where a family came back from a vacation and a brand new house was waiting for them. The father of this family had died of cancer, and the town all pitched in to get them this new house. There was something that the father said to his family, while he had cancer, that they engraved on a stone bench in the backyard. He said, "There are a lot of things to think about, but nothing to worry about." That really impressed me, and I think it's true. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us hope and strength, despite the many, many things there are to think about. Seeing this community work and sacrifice for this family to have this new home made me think of the Savior, who worked and sacrificed His whole life for us to have a Home with Him.
I don't have time to write about all of the rest of the week, but it all went really well. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life and in the lives of many people here. I know that He loves us and is anxious to help us, anxious to forgive us, anxious to bless us, lead us, and guide us. He lives. I love each of you and thank you for your goodness.